I have been invited to speak at the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center of Howard County later this month on how to keep your conflict resolution processes safe, practical tools to help you manage your fight-or-flight response and a technique for
My long time friend and colleague, UK based and world-renowned embodiment trainer, Mark Walsh will be interviewing me this week for his Embodiment Podcast. I have known Mark for almost two decades through Aiki Extensions, an organization dedicated to applying the
My long-time mentor and first Aikido teacher, Paul Linden will be sharing his decades of knowledge on how to better manage your fear and stress through an online course offered early next month. Hosted by my colleague and fellow student of Paul’s, Mark
Tomorrow, I have the pleasure of presenting at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference in Washington DC. This workshop will focus on how to creatively disrupt negative patterns of communication by using innovative and unpredictable approaches to
In late February, Frank Sander, Harvard Law School professor and founding voice of modern legal Alternative Dispute Resolution died at age 90. I had the pleasure of working with Frank during my time at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute
Congratulations to my alma mater! Proud to be a graduate and adjunct faculty for this program! From the S-CAR website: “The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University is ranked No. 1 in the country for conflict resolution and mediation,
Thank you the ADR Steering Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico for inviting me to present at their 2017 ADR Institute! Along with my colleague, University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Laura Bassein, we discussed: “Is
What did we miss? How did this happen? Join me as we discuss how our moral foundations influence our outlook on politics and conflict. We will explore the work of Bernie Mayer’s The Conflict Paradox and Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good
Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes to
Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?” Many temporary employees and independent consultants work in a Gig Economy. As the gig economy grows so do the challenges that employers, HR managers and workers face when it comes
Helping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict coaching, conflict management and somatic education. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.